Pedestrians stop in silent tribute as the coffins of two part-time paratroopers killed in the River Trent disaster are carried through Falkirk High Street in October 1975. 10 members of the 131 Independent Squadron TA regiment were killed at Cromwell Weir in Nottinghamshire.
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British Railways inspector Robert Elliott grows plants in the greenhouse for Grahamston Station, Falkirk, in July 1972. One of the elephants from Robert Brothers Circus has a beer at the Burns bar Pedestrians stop in silent tribute as the coffins of two part-time paratroopers killed in the River Trent disaster are carried through Falkirk High Street. Linda Ritchie models the latest fashion, hot pants, in Falkirk, February 1971 Flames and smoke billowing across the rooftops from the fire at the Scottish Tar Distllers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973. A fireman tackles the blaze at the Scottish Tar Distillers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973. Petty Officer Wheelan loading one of the replica carronades (a light cannon) - also in picture Lieutenant Commander K Kempsall and Seaman J Mckenzie. Visitors to the TV studio at Callendar Park College in Falkirk. Veteran singer and actress Gracie Fields looks down a microscope at an electronics factory in Falkirk in November 1970. Gracie Fields entertains the workers Pupils at Graeme High School in Callendar Road Falkirk take part in a Tiddlywinks championship The chimney is the last to go. The stained glass windows of St Francis Xavier's RC Church in Hope Street Falkirk Dawn Ralston, dressed up in paper flowers and handcuffed to fiance Sandy Fraser leaves work to be paraded around Falkirk before she gets married. ICI Grangemouth employee James Smith is dressed up by his work-mates before he leaves to get married in August 1970. Alex Colbeckie of Laurieston near Falkirk used his own diesel generator to beat the power cuts caused by electricity workers strike. Falkirk footballer Alex Totten training at Brockville in November 1970. The Falkirk Players members Elspeth Jenkins, Frances Greenaway and Eunice MacDonald at rehearsals for the Falkirk Festival in February 1979. From a feature on what politicians do on their days away from politics in October 1977 - Labour MP Harry Ewing bowling in Falkirk. Workers at the Scottish Railway Preservation Society in Falkirk admiring their new acquisition, a steam train Group of cleaners in a new bingo hall in Falkirk in October 1972. A picket tries to stop a petrol tanker at BP Grangemouth refinery during the strike of 1974. The dowager gala queen Avril Rennie at Zetland Park Aerial of Grangemouth in December 1971. An explosion at the ICI dyestuffs plant in Grangemouth ripped through reinforced steel and conctrete walls. Moira Ellis and Wilma Barnfather at the pumps as the first petrol made from North Sea oil from the Forties field arrive at a filling station in Grangemouth. Harry Ewing celebrates after winning the Falkirk by-election